Definitions for emulateˈɛm yəˌleɪt; -lɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emulate(verb)

    strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

    "He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"

  2. emulate(verb)

    imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software

  3. emulate(verb)

    compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with

    "This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"


  1. emulate(Verb)

    To attempt to equal or be the same as.

  2. emulate(Verb)

    To copy or imitate, especially a person.

  3. emulate(Verb)

    To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.

  4. emulate(Verb)

    (computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emulate(adj)

    striving to excel; ambitious; emulous

  2. Emulate(verb)

    to strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great

  3. Origin: [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]

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  • подражавам, имитирам, копирамBulgarian
  • nachahmen, emulierenGerman
  • emularSpanish
  • copier, simuler, émuler, imiterFrench
  • अनुकरण करनाHindi
  • meniruIndonesian
  • söka efterlikna, efterliknaSwedish
  • öykünmek, çekememek, taklit etmek, kıskanmak, kopya etmekTurkish

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